Shell, Dubai School of Government join forces in 'sustainable energy' activities
Source: BI-ME , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Tue March 6, 2012 11:50 am

UAE.  A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between the Dubai School of Government (DSG) and Shell EP International. The signing ceremony was attended by HE Tariq Hilal Lootah, Executive President of the Dubai School of Government, Mr. Mark Carne, Shell’s Executive Vice President for Middle East & North Africa, and other representatives from the Dubai Government and Shell.

The MoU aims to establish a long-term cooperation between Dubai School of Government and Shell around various energy initiatives, with a focus on energy usage in the UAE and the wider MENA region.

This “Energy Initiative” will include organising academic conferences, commissioning studies and other joint initiatives. This type of cooperation between an international energy company and an academic institution can pave the way for further multilateral regional cooperation in the area of sustainable energy.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Lootah expressed his support  for the partnership between DSG and Shell, commenting that: “ the Dubai School of Government is an ideal platform for thought leadership and research and we are proud to collaborate with Shell in addressing what is a pressing industry objective.

"We are positive that our combined efforts will contribute to driving sustainable energy development and generate a significant economic and environmental impact even if at a micro-economic level. The collaboration additionally allows both Shell and DSG the platform to focus on initiatives that the UAE government has placed as one of its imperative priorities for the long run.”

Following the signing ceremony, Mr. Carne emphasised the importance of the agreement between DSG and Shell, especially in regard to sustainable energy development. “We are excited about our partnership with Dubai School of Government. Through our joint energy initiative, we can stimulate the dialogue about the future of MENA energy, grow the consensus about its challenges and opportunities, and promote constructive thought leadership in terms of sustainable economic development and diversification.”

About Dubai School of Government
The Dubai School of Government (DSG) is a research and teaching institution focusing on public policy in the Arab world. Established in 2005 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, in cooperation with the Harvard Kennedy School, DSG aims to promote good governance through enhancing the region’s capacity for effective public policy.

Toward this goal, the Dubai School of Government also collaborates with regional and global institutions in delivering its research and training programs. In addition, the School organizes policy forums and international conferences to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote critical debate on public policy in the Arab world.

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About Shell:

Present in over 100 countries with more than 100,000 employees, Shell helps to meet the world’s growing energy demand in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. We produce 3.1 million barrels of oil equivalent every day, and sell transport fuel to some 10 million customers a day.

Shell is focused on delivery and growth, leveraging our strong portfolio and maintaining our commitment to sustainable development. We are convinced that contributing to sustainable development helps create business value and reduces operational and financial risk, making us a more cooperative and profitable company.

As a global energy company we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviours. We are judged by how we act – our reputation is upheld by how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. The Shell General Business Principles, Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics help everyone at Shell act in line with these values and comply with all relevant legislation and regulations.

Shell’s partnerships in the Middle East stretch back over a century. Today they are involved in exploration and production in Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Iran, Oman, Syria, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq. In the region we actively endeavour to address the key development challenge of human capacity building.

Shell believes and abides by the policy that a diverse staff and inclusive work environment is vital to building relationships with employees, customers, suppliers, partners, governments and other stakeholders.



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